Times Staff Idea of Vacation: The Simpler Things

New York Times media columnist David Carr and recently appointed Atlanta bureau chief Kim Severson have one thing in common. Their vacations involve enjoying simple pleasures in isolation —  that is, unplugging from the world with a cigarette and, maybe, a bowl of rice. 

“[M]ade my way into Saratoga Springs tonite for decent coffee and a few ciggies. thus supplied, I will never have to leave this mountain,” wrote Mr. Carr on Twitter last night.

“Off to the wilds of Lake Michigan for a night, searching for the secrets of life in a rice cooker,” wrote Ms. Severson early this morning.

Times Staff Idea of Vacation: The Simpler Things